The Peace Poem

By John Denver

There’s a name for war and killing
there’s a name for giving in
when you know another answer
for me the name is sin
but there’s still time to turn around
and make all hatred cease
and give another name to living
and we could call it peace.

And peace would be the road we walk
each step along the way
and peace would be the way we work
and peace the way we play.

And in all we see that’s different
and in all the things we know
peace would be the way we look
and peace the way we grow.

There’s a name for separation
there’s a name for first and last
when it’s all for us or nothing
for me the name is past
but there’s still time to turn around
and make all hatred cease
and give a name to all the future
and we could call it peace.

And if peace is what we pray for
and peace is what we give
then peace will be the way we are
and peace the way we live.

Yes there still is the time to turn around
and make all hatred cease
and give another name to living
and we can call it peace.

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